Thursday, August 20, 2015

July Was Earth's Hottest Month On Record

July was the planet's warmest month on record.

Not by a little but by a lot. It quite simply smashed the old records, U.S. weather officials said.

They also intimated that it is certain that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record.

July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree, according to figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

If you were wondering that's a huge margin for weather records, with previous monthly heat records broken by a 20th of a degree or less.

NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch says of the record...

"It just reaffirms what we already know: that the Earth is warming. The warming is accelerating and we're really seeing it this year."

In addition to NOAA's findings separate calculations by NASA and the Japanese weather agency also found July 2015 to be a record.

Given that the temperatures have already been so high already - especially the oceans, which are slow to cool - NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden said she is "99 percent certain" that 2015 will be the hottest on record for the globe.

According to NOAA nine of the 10 hottest months on record have happened since 2005 and twenty-two of the 25 hottest months on record have occurred after the year 2000 (tThe others were in 1998 and 1997).

This shows that despite what climate change doubters say, there is no pause in warming since 1998.

University of Georgia climate scientist Marshall Shepherd says...

"The records are getting attention but I worry the public will grow weary of reports of new records each month. I am more concerned about how the Earth is starting to respond to the changes and the implications for my children."

The scientific consensus is that these temperatures are being caused by man.

Once again, July was Earth's hottest month on record... Since NOAA started keeping records back in1880.

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